Even as craft beer has gone mainstream, there’s still the über geek who’s on the fringes, taking up precious closet space in his tiny apartment to brew his own concoctions, traveling all over to attend festivals and dragging less-discerning friends to overpriced beer bars because they have “an amazing selection.” Pair anything here with a six-pack of quality brew, and that guy’ll love you forever. (Though it might just be the beer talking.)
Moonstruck Chocolates paired up with several Oregon-based craft brewers (Full Sail, Rogue Ales, etc.) to create a box featuring edible chocolate beer caps topping beer-infused chocolate truffles. Talk about craftsmanship.
You’ve often sat through a lecture from the beer geek on the nuances of all kinds of different craft beers, so why not give him a prop for the next time? This poster features a flow chart of 89 varieties of beer, and it’s so well designed that it’s sure to get girlfriend approval, too.
Why not call a spade a spade? Your beer geek can sip some 8.4 percent Imperial Stout out of this glass and proudly proclaim what a beer snob he is.
When you drink beer like it’s your job, you might fantasize about starting a union with benefits like bottomless bar snacks and the ability to force people to reserve judgment when you roll a Sunday Funday into the wee hours of Monday morning. Until then, consider this tee your consolation prize.
If your beer geek still saves his bottle caps in a big jar like a frat boy, it’s time to nudge him towards an upgrade. With this birchwood Beer Cap Map, he can proudly display his beer caps from beers all over the country and ditch the jar for good.
Your beer geek will be the envy of all when he shows up to a party carting this leather and wood carrier from Sixfold. It’s handsome, sturdy, reusable and—bonus—lies flat for easy storage.
Inject some suds into your morning routine with this soap set, which features six hockey-puck-sized soaps made with real beer (pumpkin ale, chocolate stout and more). Because who doesn’t like to get soused in the shower?
What else do you need when you combine comics and suds… aside from maybe nachos? This fully illustrated comic tells the epic history of grog, stretching all the way back to 7000 BC. Best enjoyed with a beer, of course.
Anyone who’s tried to brew beer at home knows that it’s a messy trial-and-error process. The Pico Brewer removes all of that, allowing the beer geek to brew his own beer as easily as he brews his own coffee.
Maybe it’s time to try out a drinking game that doesn’t involve chugging. Enter Brewopoly, a beer-themed board game that trades in fan favorite craft beers instead of real estate properties.
From former Drinking Made Easy host Zane Lamprey comes this garment featuring all the bells and whistles you wish for when you’re imbibing on-the-go: a zipper that doubles as a bottle opener, a neoprene-lined pocket to hold a beer and keep it cold and a hidden flask pocket for your secret stash.
If all else fails, the best gift for a beer geek is, well, beer. This Rare Beer Club Subscription delivers two bomber-sized bottles of limited edition brews each month. Now he just has to figure out what to do on the other 30 days.